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Colonel Dion R. Flynn is the Chief of Active Guard and Reserve Transition office in the Personnel, Manpower, and Services Directorate for Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command on Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing the execution of the congressional directive to transition more than 2,000 Air Force Reservists to Active Guard & Reserve status across the Air Force Reserve over the next three years. Prior to serving in this position, Col Flynn was the Section Commander for Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command.

Calling Chattanooga, Tennessee home, Col Flynn received her commission from the United States Air Force Academy in May 1995. She has served as a weapon systems test manager for both hardware and software testing and an executive officer for an avionics directorate while on active duty. Since joining the Air Force Reserve as a traditional reservist in 2002, she has served as a logistician, personnel officer, a USAF Admissions Liaison Officer, a Congressional Defense Fellow, legislative liaison, program manager, and section commander. In her civilian career, she has held a number of leadership positions working in the public sector in the areas of military, community and legislative affairs, including serving as Policy Advisor on Military Affairs to the Governor of Arizona.

Col Flynn currently resides in Bonaire, Georgia and is married to CMSgt (Ret.) John J. Flynn, Jr., USAF. Together, they have four children: Tianna, Sinead, Ciaran, and Aoife and three grandsons, Amari, Kyrie, and Ethan.

1995 Bachelor of Science in Management, US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
1999 Master of Business Administration, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA
2003 Squadron Officer School
2006 Air Command & Staff College
2009 Air Force Legislative Fellowship, U.S. Capitol – Office of US Senator Patty Murray,
Washington, DC
2009 Certificate in Legislative Studies, Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University,
Washington, DC
2011 Air War College
2012 Reserve Component National Security Course, National Defense Univ., Washington, DC
2013 Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, Joint Forces Staff College, Norfolk, VA
2017 FSS Commanders/Directors Course, Ira C. Eaker Center, Maxwell AFB, AL

1. Jul 95 – Aug 98, weapons system test manager, 846th Test Squadron, Holloman AFB, NM
2. Aug 98 – Apr 99, deputy program manager, special operations forces for the extendable
integration system environment, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, GA
3. Apr 99 – Aug 00, executive officer, Avionics Management Directorate, Warner Robins Air
Logistics Center, Robins AFB, GA
4. Jun 02 – Apr 03, logistician, 944th Logistics Readiness Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ
5. Apr 03 – Feb 04, personnel officer, 944th Mission Support Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ
6. Feb 04 – Apr 05, USAF Admission Liaison Officer, Phoenix, AZ
7. Apr 05 – Jul 07, USAF Admission Liaison Officer, Fayetteville, NC
8. Jul 07 – Jul 08, executive officer, 440th Operations Group, Pope AFB, NC
9. Jul 08 – Dec 08, Air Force legislative fellow, Headquarters Air Force, Legislative Liaison,
Pentagon, Washington, DC
10. Jan 09 – Dec 09, defense fellow, Office of U.S. Senator Patty Murray – Washington State,
U.S. Senate, Washington, DC
11. Jan 10 – Mar 12, branch chief, Senate Appropriations & Congressional Outreach Program,
Air Force Reserve Policy Integration Division, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon, Washington,
12. Mar 12 – Jun 13, readiness division chief, Office of Air Force Budget & Appropriations
Liaison Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Budget), Pentagon, Washington, DC
13. Jul 12 – Dec 14, deputy director, Office of Air Force Budget & Appropriations Liaison,
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Budget), Pentagon, Washington, DC
14. Dec 14 – Jun 16, program manager, Mobilization Assistant Program, Headquarters
Readiness & Integration Organization, Detachment 7 – Operating Location Pentagon,
Washington, DC
15. Jun 16 – May 18, section commander, Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins
16. May 18 – present, chief of AGR Transition, Personnel, Manpower, & Services Directorate,
Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command, Robins AFB, GA

1. Jun 00 – Aug 01, vice-president of public affairs and community development, Greater
Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia, SC
2. Nov 01 – Jun 03, economic development program director, Greater Phoenix Chamber of
Commerce, Phoenix, AZ
3. Jun 03 – Nov 03, executive director of the Governor’s Military Facilities Taskforce, State of
Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
4. Dec 03 – Dec 04, policy advisor on military affairs to the Governor of Arizona, State of
Arizona, Phoenix, AZ
5. May 05 – Jun 08, plans specialist, Plans, Analysis & Integration Office, US Army
Garrison, Fort Bragg, NC

Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal

Second Lieutenant May 1995
First Lieutenant May 1997
Captain May 1999
Major May 2003
Lieutenant Colonel Aug. 2009
Colonel Apr. 2018

(Current as of Jan 2020)